On Jul 15, 2007, Magpye from NW Qtr, AR (Zone 6a) wrote:
The Glanville Fritillary .. is a medium sized orange, black and white 'checkerspot' butterfly inhabiting the open meadows and grassland areas throughout Europe (except much of Great Britain, Scandinavia, and southern Spain) and temperate Asia.
Wingspan: Female, about 2 in. Male, slightly smaller
Mouthparts: Caterpillar has biting jaws, adult having the typical coiled tubular proboscis
Eggs: Laid in batches of up to 200 usually in May or June
Hatching time: 3 weeks
Caterpillar to pupa: 10 months
Pupa to butterfly: 15 days
Host food/plant: Caterpillar eats foliage of narrow leaved and sea plantains.
Lifespan: About 12 months from egg to death of adult
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